Thursday, 30 June 2011

Creating Keepsakes Publication July/August 2011 & Featured at Crate Paper :)







***Will be back in the morning with the new reveal details for Once Upon a Sketch, Scrap-it-Lah & Pretty Paper Petals. ***

Hiya!  As you know I am off on a week's trip with my 18 year old daughter first thing Saturday morning so I am in a mad rush trying to prepare what we need to take on our trip, as well as a million lists for my husband (who needs to go where at what time, etc, etc), stock the fridge & pantry, run around after my budding superstar daughter all day - think rehearsals, hair, make-up, repeat!!  aaaaaaaall week!!! AND get in some end-of-month challenges!  Phew!!  I'm TIRED!  

I'm off to bed now & will come back to visit you all in the morning (yawn!) but for now I just had to share my publication at last!  Remember I told you all about it way back in January?  Well if you have the latest issue of Creating Keepsakes you'll find me in it - woo hoo!!  (okay not me, but you know what I mean !)


I need to submit again!  It's a good feeling seeing your work in print - surreal I have to say :)  My daughter says she's a celebrity now!!  I haven't submitted to ANY magazine since January, which is shameful considering I hope to be published again, but honestly I've been busy every minute with design team work & entering challenges.  I've decided to cut back on the challenges for the last half of this year though, so that I can start submitting again as well.


 I contributed to the article above the photo as well & have my name in print twice - weeeeeeeeee!!!
And...there's more!! 
I was featured on the Crate Paper site here yesterday too!  My June Sketch challenge entry was one of 5 featured layouts out of over 40 entries!


I've worked really hard this month so it's great to get some acknowledgment every once in a while.

While on the subject of photography (seeing as my photo was published this month) I've written an article on Portrait Photography which you can find in the Shutterbug section of the Forum on Scrapbook Challenges so if you are looking for any basic tips for photographing PEOPLE head on over here & take a look!

I have resigned from Scrapbook Challenges as my term was up, although we were all given the option to renew if we'd like.  As I am on currently on 6 Design Teams & have my eye out on some more {maaaaaybe - wink!} I decided not to spread myself too thin so that my husband & kids don't forget what I look like (seeing as I'm holed up in my studio for a good portion of every day & night already!).  

Thanks to Pamela Young for accepting & believing in me & giving me a great start to my year, being accepted onto the Scrapbook Challenges team in January.  To all my favourite peeps there, Jolanda, Nicolle, Alison, Marilyn, Sabrina, Yara, Bev, Lean, etc, etc, etc ...thanks for all the fun.  
 Miss you already!  I won't be a stranger & will come & visit you again soon!






25 comments:

teacher jessy said...

Woo Hoo!! Congrats on ur pub & that photo is stunning! As I always mentioned u have beautiful kids :) That CP layout is do worthy to be featured because it is gorgeous! You are on the roll!!

Mitralee said...

So super happy for you! How do I get an autographed copy! I knew you'd be famous!

Bellaidea said...

Congratulations my dear!

Nicolle74 said...

Look at you go! Whoot Whoot! Your work is STUNNING and congrats on the CK publishing and the crate paper feature and the CCG!!! You Rock!! hugs

Diana said...

wonderful everything wonderful
And that floral paper in the LO featured on CP blog is divine. I love it.
Have a great trip!

yyam said...

Congrats on your happy news! It's certainly a testament to your talents my friend! :)

I know more good things will come for you!!! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Woooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooo!! CONGRATS on the PUB! That is AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Bernadine said...

So happy for you Hels. You deserve everything good thing that is coming your way on the scrapping front. Enjoy your trip with Chelsea. Tell Shane from me he is a super star for running the household while you are away.

Jasmine S said...

Woot woot. How awesome!
I love looking at your photos. Well done.

Vicky Varvadouka said...

OMG...Helen..I can't keep up with you girl!!!! You've been soooooo busy...my husband would have divorced me already..LOL...That's why I'm currently on only two DTs...(for now *wink)! Thank you for your supportive comments! They mean a lot to me! Congratulations on being published and for being featured too! I LOVE your work!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the blogger tips too! I had no idea!!!!
Hugs!!!
xoxo

Lynette said...

I saw your photo in the CK...awesome!!!! Congratulations on the Toots!

Enjoy your time with your daughter.

Craftylicious said...

woot woot!!! Congratulations on your publication and on being featured at Crate paper!!! def well deserved dear!!! :) your gurls are beautiful! have a wonderful holiday with ur eldest! :)

Nadia Cannizzo said...

HUGE CONGRATS!! LOVE IT!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

HUGE CONGRATULATION!!!!!!
I´m so glad to be in the same time of you...you are such a wonderful girl..and I love to talk with you in the chat..you always so sweet with me..and I love that a lot!!!!!
You have a friend in here !!!
I wish a wonderful weekend !!
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

Marelize said...

Woohoo! Congrats Helen! It's great seeing your work in print hey! Love your work! Have a fantastic weekend! :)

sandi said...

BIG, BIG, congrats to you my friend! Gorgeous work! And the news about CCG! Yippeee! :)

scrapbookertink said...

Huge congrats Helen, so pleased for you and fab news on making the Design Team over at CCG, that would have been my dream job, soooo pleased for you! x

Debbi Tehrani said...

Huge congrats on all your accomplishments, Helen, and congrats on making the CCG team! Look forward to working with you!

Alison said...

I'm so pleased for you Helen...when you're famous I can say I knew when you were starting out! I'll miss you at SC, but will be following your exciting career here...have a brill weekend with your daughter- thanks for the comment about Stuart!
Alison xx

MARILYN said...

Wow CONGRATULATIONS this is awesome!! I told you many times you take amazing photos!! I{m so happy for you, well deserved it!!! and your LO is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congrats, too! and don't worry, you'll not miss me because I follow you, lol!!! We're in the same team again...Weeepee!!!
A Big Congrats dear!!! Enjoy your trip! :D

Pearl said...

woohoo ! lots of fab news here ! fab toots , grrll ! keeps getting better !

Hannie C said...

Congratulations on getting published!! wow.. !
and that layout, phew.. what a lovely layout!

carlies said...

hey friend Congratulations on your publication very great !!!
this absolutely beautiful!! and lovely to

xxCarla

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Absolutely amazing news...your photo is stunning! Really, congrats on being featured in Creating Keepsakes...such a huge achievement. I love your featured layout over at Crate paper...it's really gorgeous....love the design.

tania said...

AWSOMENESS!!!